I need to be right upfront here: you will not, in all probability, get this kind of service. Next day service. That is because there was no one in front of me in the service queue. But Hay! Wow! One-day service! This is a Royal Mercury from some time in the past. 60s? 70s? Made in Japan, SN 8095730 according to Ted Munk’s database it would be 1969 or 1970. I got the Mercury designation from Tony at Type Space. I like the three-inch tall form factor. This is one, to me, truly portable typewriter. Compare it to a Hermes 3000 at five and a bit more in height. No tabs here that will take some getting used to.
JPB, “running around like a paramedic at a rock concert.” Har, I like your use of words.
PS: Tony got the Mercury designation from the part printed on the back of the typewriter. That part the paper rests on.